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cal·cu·late /ˈkælkjəˌlet/

(vt.)計算;計劃,打算(vi.)計算

calculate

計算

From: Network Terminology

calculate

*計算

Cal·cu·late v. i. [imp. & p. p. Calculater p. pr. & vb. n. Calculating ]

1. To ascertain or determine by mathematical processes, usually by the ordinary rules of arithmetic; to reckon up; to estimate; to compute.

*A calencar exacity calculated than any othe.* --*North.*

2. To ascertain or predict by mathematical or astrological computations the time, circumstances, or other conditions of; to forecast or compute the character or consequences of; as, to calculate or cast one's nativity.

*A cunning man did calculate my birth.* --*Shak.*

3. To adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means to an end; as, to calculate a system of laws for the government and protection of a free people.

*[Religion] is . . . calculated for our benefit.* --*Abp. Tillotson.*

4. To plan; to expect; to think. [Local, U. S.]

Syn: -- To compute; reckon; count; estimate; rate.

Usage: -- To Calculate, Compute. Reckon, Count. These words indicate the means by which we arrive at a given result in regard to quantity. We __calculate__ with a view to obtain a certain point of knowledge; as, to __calculate__ an eclipse. We __compute__ by combining given numbers, in order to learn the grand result. We __reckon__ and __count__ in carrying out the details of a computation. These words are also used in a secondary and figurative sense. *“ Calculate is rather a conjection from what is, as to what may be; computation is a rational estimate of what has been, from what is; reckoning is a conclusive conviction, a pleasing assurance that a thing will happen; counting indicates an expectation. We calculate on a gain; we compute any loss sustained, or the amount of any mischief done; we reckon on a promised pleasure; we count the hours and minutes until the time of enjoyment arrives”*

Cal·cu·late v. i. To make a calculation; to forecast consequences; to estimate; to compute.

*The strong passions, whether good or bad, never calculate.* --*F. W. Robertson.*

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

calculate

v 1: make a mathematical calculation or computation [syn: cipher,

cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure]

2: judge to be probable [syn: estimate, reckon, count on,

figure, forecast]

3: keep an account of [syn: account]

4: predict in advance [syn: forecast]

5: specifically design a product, event, or activity for a

certain public [syn: aim, direct]

6: have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help

you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You

can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of

crisis" [syn: count, bet, depend, look, reckon]